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Trade Association Advocacy and the Political Conventions

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Here’s the Washington Post story. Well it’s here, the two weeks every four years when the political parties hold their nominating conventions. In DC shorthand it’s referred to as “Cleveland” or “Philadelphia” as in “are you going to Cleveland?”.

Spring Hill College Alumni Board and New Offices for the Verto Solutions Companies

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Verto Solutions and Verto Legal Solutions moved into brand new offices in Washington just two weeks ago. The Association Navigator Blog is back. It’s been nearly three months since my last post, but I’m back and I’m picking up the tempo.

What Does the Sale of The Washington Post Mean to Your Association?

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I’ve been thinking about what Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post means for trade associations? We’re just back from a great family vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Getting Started in Government Relations: Advice for Law Students

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The Washington, DC area is an exciting place to live and because the economy is so diverse there are lots of things that a lawyer can do that don’t involve government.

Pride

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Both men visited Washington, D.C. “Granddaddy” and “Dad” visited Washington as part of an “Honor Flight” from Mobile, Alabama. Granddaddy Cox” was one of the South Alabama veterans flown to Washington for ceremonies in their honor.

Verto Solutions, ASAE & the Association Management Advantage

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Verto Solutions , a Washington, D.C.-based Association management is in the spotlight again. ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership just published a special supplement to Associations Now that focuses on the advantages of association management.

An AweSOME Evening for Those in Need

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David is one of the first friends I made when I moved to Washington 23 years ago. SOME provides shelter, food, and medical care for those in need in Washington, D.C. , Congratulations to SOME, (So Others Might Eat), the D.C.

The Best Books for Association Executives

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Washington, D.C. It’s the time of year when booksellers tell us what books make good gifts for certain categories of readers. It made me wonder if there was a list of the best books for association executives? Somewhat surprisingly, I couldn’t find one.

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Catering and Innovation – Main Event

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There’s a fascinating feature in the current Washington Business Journal about gourmet catering and small business innovation.

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Marketing Resources for Associations and Small Businesses

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Washington Smart CEO has a guest column in the September issue by Lisa Dezzutti , CEO of Market Connections, Inc. Here are some good marketing resources for your association or professional services firm.

ASAE Rocks and Cowboy, is that a Big Screen!

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I’m just back from a few days in Dallas where I gave a speech at an amazing ASAE Annual Meeting and Exhibition. ASAE included all of the critical elements of a good meeting: fun networking events, good content, and excellent organization and logistics.

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Fooducation?

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This article reminded me of research done by Melissa Musiker, VP with APCO Worldwide in Washington, D.C. There’s a fascinating article on the last page of the recent Food Technology , the monthly magazine of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

McLean’s Most Generous Resident?

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Yesterday’s Washington Post column by Robert McCartney highlighted the charitable contributions of William E. Rubenstein’s charity is more high profile, like pledging to repair the Washington Monument. William Conway in Forbes. Conway, Jr. Bill Conway is Co-chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the DC private equity firm, the Carlyle Group. We hear quite a bit about Conway’s partner, David Rubenstein, who is currently on the cover of Forbes.

Washington State News: Washington State AG, Citibank to Pay States $100M Over Interest Rate Manipulation

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Affected Washington entities eligible for restitution. Continue reading Washington State News: Washington State AG, Citibank to Pay States $100M Over Interest Rate Manipulation at STL.News. Business Citibank settlement TodayNews Washington Washington state washington state news

WASHINGTON | Washington lobbyists put on notice over foreign agent law

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A recent and rare prosecution of a Pakistani man in Maryland under a relatively obscure lobbying law has many in the multimillion dollar world of foreign influence in Washington bracing for more.

Washington News: Washington’s Helen Sommers Building certified LEED platinum

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Continue reading Washington News: Washington’s Helen Sommers Building certified LEED platinum at STL.News. Politics capitol campus State of Washington TodayNews Washington Washington News washington political news

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Trump arrives back in Washington

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WASHINGTON — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:37 a.m. President Donald Trump has arrived back in Washington from his historic nuclear summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

WASHINGTON | Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans at STL.News.

WASHINGTON  | Trump vs ‘the resistance’ plays out in Washington courtroom

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WASHINGTON — When police arrested more than 200 anti-Trump protesters on Inauguration Day 2017, it touched off a long-term battle of wits and wills. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump vs ‘the resistance’ plays out in Washington courtroom at STL.News.

Washington Governor Inslee proclaims state of emergency in Eastern Washington due to flooding

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OLYMPIA, WA – Washington Governor Jay Inslee late yesterday proclaimed a state of emergency for Eastern Washington counties responding to flood conditions. Continue reading Washington Governor Inslee proclaims state of emergency in Eastern Washington due to flooding at STL.News.

WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: Secret Obama-era license let Iran tap dollars

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. Continue reading WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: Secret Obama-era license let Iran tap dollars at STL.News.

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Capitals’ Stanley Cup parade rolls in capital

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup parade (all times local): 11 a.m. The caravan is on the move for the start of the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup parade.

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the Washington blame game

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WASHINGTON — Deflect blame for the bad things. Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the Washington blame game at STL.News. Politics blame game Deflect blame TodayNews Trump tried to lay responsibility on Democrats Washington

WASHINGTON News: Baeppler, Pendergrass honored with Director’s Awards

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WASHINGTON – Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Baeppler and Victim/Witness Specialist Darla Pendergrass were one of 162 members of the Department of Justice recognized by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Executive Office for U.S.

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WASHINGTON | Supreme Court allows Ohio voter purge

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court allows Ohio voter purge at STL.News.

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WASHINGTON News: District Man, Ulysses Goodine Sentenced to 15 ½ Years in Prison for Stabbing Two People in Southeast Washington

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WASHINGTON – Ulysses Goodine, 39, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a 15 ½-year prison term for stabbing a man in Southeast Washington and then stabbing a woman who tried to stop the attack, U.S. Defendant Stabbed One Victim in the Back as He Tried to Flee.

WASHINGTON | The Latest: UN agency says separating policy ‘not right’

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WASHINGTON — The Latest on the controversy over child and parent separations at the U.S.-Mexico Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: UN agency says separating policy ‘not right’ at STL.News. Politics not right separating policy TodayNews UN agency Washington

Washington State News: Illegal Dump, Wrecking Yark Owner, Charles Pillon Sentenced in AG Environment Crime Case

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Continue reading Washington State News: Illegal Dump, Wrecking Yark Owner, Charles Pillon Sentenced in AG Environment Crime Case at STL.News. General attorney general bob ferguson charles pillon EPA news TodayNews Washington Washington state washington state news

WASHINGTON | Origins of family separation issue stretch back many years,

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WASHINGTON — Thousands of children split from their families at the U.S. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Origins of family separation issue stretch back many years, at STL.News. General Mexican citizens Origins of family separation issue stretch back many years TodayNews Washington

WASHINGTON  | Trump defiant despite rising outrage over border separations

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WASHINGTON — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents.

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Trump defiant amid criticism over separations

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WASHINGTON — The Latest on the controversy over child and parent separations at the U.S.-Mexico Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump defiant amid criticism over separations at STL.News. Politics criticism defiant amid separations TodayNews Trump Washington

WASHINGTON | US prepares new tariffs on Chinese imports in retaliation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Continue reading WASHINGTON | US prepares new tariffs on Chinese imports in retaliation at STL.News. Trade Representative Washington

WASHINGTON | Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports at STL.News. Trade Representative Washington

WASHINGTON | Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it has formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump’s nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

WASHINGTON  | Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

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WASHINGTON — Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security’s financial problems can’t be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class.

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: More Trump falsehoods on NKorea, immigration

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating the achievements of his Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, claiming the North has destroyed missile launch sites and no longer has “rockets flying over the place.”

WASHINGTON | Fans turn out in droves to celebrate Cup-champion Capitals

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of fans lined Constitution Avenue and filled the National Mall on Tuesday to celebrate the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup championship. Capitol and Washington Monument commemorated the first D.C.

WASHINGTON | House passes $145B spending package

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House on Friday passed a $145 billion spending bill funding Energy Department and veterans’ programs for the upcoming budget year. Continue reading WASHINGTON | House passes $145B spending package at STL.News.

WASHINGTON | First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated

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WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated at the border and hopes “both sides of the aisle” can reform the nation’s immigration laws, according to a statement from her office.

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Laura Bush says immigration policy ‘cruel’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration and its policy to separate migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico ” Bush was writing a guest column for The Washington Post Sunday and compared the policy to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.